Friday, September 26, 2014

Carsten And Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen

Carsten And Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen - Circa 1910


Who's Who

  • "Carsten Petersen" is Carsten Petersen, Sr.
  • "Ida Petersen" is Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen
Grandmother Brunken's father:

Carsten Petersen, Sr.
Carsten Petersen, Sr.

Grandmother Brunken's step-mother:

Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen
Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen

Story

The above photograph[1] shows Carsten and Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen probably a year or so before Ida's death May 24, 1913.

The following photograph[2] appears to have been taken when Carsten Petersen, Sr. and Ida Lucia Martensen married, March 30, 1887.


Grandmother Brunken's father:

Carsten Petersen, Sr.
Carsten Petersen, Sr.

Grandmother Brunken's step-mother:

Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen
Ida Lucia (Martensen) Petersen

Date

Photograph 1: Carsten looks younger than he appears is in a circa 1920 photograph, and he is considerably older than he appears in a circa 1905 family photograph. For now I am estimating the date to be circa 1910.
Photograph 2: Possibly March 1887 at the time of their marriage. Both Carsten and Ida appear to be much younger than they do in a circa 1905 family photograph.

Location

Platte Center, Nebraska.

Notes

  1. Mildred (Brunken) Kletke shared the first photograph from one of her family albums on December 29, 2003.
  2. Carolyn Petersen shared the second photograph on September 20, 2014.  It is a photocopy of a photocopy of genealogy records that she received from a distant relative.